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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday December 15, 1880
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 15, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Dec 15, 1880 Have felt very discouraged today. All I hear about the condition of American art is most discouraging. A man called to see me about getting a picture to help him start an art room or brokerage, but there is too much borrowing pictures and too little buying. Have painted on my picture with figure of a girl leaning against a tree. Every one seemed to think I ought to make my trees darker against the sky and I have done it but I am not sure it is better. I went up to Eastman Johnsons this evening but to my great disappointment they were not at home so I came back and spent the evening at the club, returning to my room with a very forlorn feeling. Wrote to Alice.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >